North Broward’s most decorated event, the 50th Annual Holiday Boat Parade, sailed December 9th at 6 p.m. Those taking part were celebrating area’s rich history, by being a part of this signature event in one of several ways: by captaining a boat in the parade, hosting a shore decorating party, watching along the Intracoastal, or getting VIP treatment in the lead boat with Grand Marshals Gwen & Richard Leys.
Presented by the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, the parade is co-chaired by community leaders Dr. Brian Rask and Michele Greene, and kicks off at Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach and ends at the Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton line.
“We have looked forward to making this year’s commemorative event really special,” said Greene. “We have involved the residential and business communities of Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point and Deerfield Beach! This was a fun event for everyone.”
Participants and sponsors received a gift bag from local businesses, including a commemorative ornament from renowned local artist Pat Anderson.
Sponsors this year include: KMC Marine, Dr. Brian Rask, DMD, Merritt Boats, Festival Flea Market, Pompano Ford-Lincoln, Two Georges at the Cove, Publix, Oceans 234, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Isle Casino, Aqua Marina Hidden Harbor, City of Lighthouse Point, John Knox Village, Michele Greene – State Farm Insurance, Furman Insurance, OK Tire Store, Shane LeMar Entertainment & Productions, Bonefish Mac’s, Beach Raker, Umberto’s Restaurant, JB Dentistry, D&L Janitorial Service, Sawyer and Latimer, P.A., Waste Management and Wheeler Mortgage.